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Travelling to Scotland: How To Plan, Things To Do + Helpful Tips

Travelling to Scotland: How To Plan, Things To Do + Helpful Tips


Are you travelling to Scotland for a holiday? In this guide, I’m sharing some of my best hints and tips, resources, and ideas for planning the perfect trip to Scotland.

✨ The best place to start is by reading my guide on planning a trip to Scotland. It explains a lot of the basic things you need to know when you are starting to plan your trip.

✨ One of the first things to think about is when you should visit Scotland. I’ve created this guide which goes through the pros and cons of when to visit Scotland.

✨ Finding things to do in Scotland can be tricky as there are so many things to see and do! Check out this guide on the must-sees in Scotland.

✨ If you want to save a LOT of time and money, I created a Planning A Trip To Scotland course you may find helpful. It contains 70+ videos covering every aspect of planning your itinerary and booking your trip.

✨ If you’re not ready to invest in a course, try my Ultimate Scotland Planning Bundle. It’s a huge shortcut to help you plan your holiday.

✨ If you haven’t already, join my Facebook group Scotland Travel Tips. It’s free to join and contains a wealth of information for planning your trip!

✨ Listen to my Life in Scotland podcast. We include lots of planning tips in our episodes!

✨ Read these books about Scotland. One of the best forms of escapism is through a book! I made a list of my favourite books about Scotland- these should keep you going for a while.

✨ When making bookings for accommodation and tours, be sure to check the cancellation policy. has a flexible 24-hour cancellation policy, but be sure to double-check each property before making a booking.

✨ Be sure to book restaurants and activities ahead of your visit. A lot of businesses will not accept walk-ins. If you have a pay a deposit, make sure you know their refund policy.

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Sunday 21st of February 2021

Wow ! What are great rundown in current facts, and your opinions. Very very appreciated ! For as harsh as it is, at least Scotland is dealing with it ! If we could only do that here in the US. I’ve been strictly isolating myself, and I’m so ready to travel...anywhere. If the world could be as dedicated to stomping out Covid as Scotland /the UK, it would all be over that much more quickly. Thank you again for the post, addresses, and suggestions.


Thursday 2nd of March 2023

@Yvette Webster, thank you. This is why I chose to travel to Scotland.

Yvette Webster

Sunday 21st of February 2021

You're very welcome :) I hope it's stomped out soon too